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selfless adj : showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others [syn: altruistic] [ant: egoistic]

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  1. Having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself; unselfish.
    In a selfless act of gratitude for saving his mother's life, Peter committed to giving money to his local breast cancer charity each year for the rest of his life.


having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself; unselfish

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Olympian, altruistic, candid, charitable, committed, consecrated, considerate, dedicated, detached, devoted, disinterested, dispassionate, elevated, generous, high-minded, humble, impartial, impersonal, lofty, magnanimous, modest, neutral, open, sacrificing, self-abasing, self-abnegating, self-abnegatory, self-denying, self-devoted, self-effacing, self-forgetful, self-immolating, self-neglectful, self-neglecting, self-renouncing, self-sacrificing, self-unconscious, thoughtful, unacquisitive, unbiased, ungrudging, uninfluenced, unpossessive, unpretentious, unselfish, unsparing of self, unswayed
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